After Record 2017 Wildfires, Droughts, and Storms: US Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) Respond with a Bill to Cap Carbon and Rebate the Revenue to US Families

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) are introducing the “Healthy Climate and Family Security Act” in Congress on Monday. I wanted to invite you to join a conference call with the legislators to talk about the bill at 3:15 EST on Monday, January 29th. Speakers… continue reading »

Faith Activists Deliver Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change to Catholic Members of Congress; Urge Passage of ‘Healthy Climate and Family Security Act’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American faith activists today delivered 166 copies of the Pope’s “climate change” encyclical to every Catholic member of the US Congress. In an accompanying letter, the activists asked the lawmakers to act on Pope Francis’ call to action on global warming by supporting HR 1027, “The Healthy Climate… continue reading »

Pricing Carbon, Paying Dividends, August 14, 2015

In This Issue: #1: National Journal: Clean Power Plan OK with Carbon Taxes #2: US Climate Plan: State Carbon Pricing Groups Meet, Share, Strategize #3: The Economist: Thinking Beyond a Global Carbon Price #4: Oregon Climate: Portland City Council Urges State to Enact Carbon Pricing #5: Citizens Climate Lobby: Republicans… continue reading »

Pricing Carbon, Paying Dividends, July 14, 2015

  In This Issue: #1: Robert Reich video: “Can we address climate change and boost the economy? Yes we can.” #2: Mike Sandler, Huffington Post: The Pope’s leadership opens the way for just solutions to the climate crisis #3: US Climate Plan: Leaders of state pricing carbon efforts gather in… continue reading »

Pricing Carbon, Paying Dividends — June 16, 2015

In This Issue: #1 Grist: You can’t talk about the future of the Democratic Party without talking about climate change, by Ben Adler #2 The Hill: Don’t bet the planet on carbon taxes, by Peter Barnes #3 Oregon Climate: A call to the millennials, by Savanna Jones #4 New York… continue reading »

Don’t bet the planet on carbon taxes, by Peter Barnes Last month, the Obama administration pledged that, by 2025, the U.S. will cut greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels — the same commitment it made in its deal with China last fall.  The pledge is both heartening because it keeps the international negotiating process moving,… continue reading »

National conference call on cap-and-dividend

On April 15, 2015 a national conference call was held which featured presentations from Camila Thorndike, co-founder and director of Oregon Climate, and writer and entrepreneur Peter Barnes. Below is a link to a recording of this very interesting call, an intro to it and bios of Camila and Peter:… continue reading »

Pricing Carbon, Paying Dividends — April 29, 2015

In This Issue: Hillary Clinton should support cap and dividend: The American Prospect, Robert Kuttner Oregonians testify before state legislature in support of cap and dividend: Statesman Journal What if polluters paid and you got the money? Sightline Daily A truly American approach to reducing green house gases: Citizens for… continue reading »

Pricing Carbon, Paying Dividends – April 1, 2015

In This Issue: Oregon Climate activists introduce fee-and-dividend and cap-and-dividend bills Tcktcktck: Carbon fee & dividend: a market-based fix for climate change? The Fifth Estate: U.S. Congress considers cap-and-dividend system Public Citizen endorses Van Hollen cap-and-dividend climate legislation; Legislation Is needed as companion to EPA rules Thom Hartman: Luckily for… continue reading »